Shannon Sharpe reacts to racist taunts directed at Major League Baseball star Adam Jones

Paola Ditto
Mag 3, 2017

Kennedy said that 10-15 people are usually ejected from Fenway any given night, calling the 34 ejected Monday usually high.

The Boston Red Sox need to support their ace. He said fans were vocal during games he has played in Boston, but nothing like what Jones said transpired Monday.

Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles speaks with the media during a press conference at Fenway Park on May 2, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.

"Even shagging in the outfield before the game sometimes you get it", said Sabathia, who says he told people what he was subjected to at the time, but it didn't resonate.

"It's changed a lot over many years, but it sure takes a long time to change everything", McHugh said.

He was asked if he had a response to the person who might have said it.

Gregg didn't specify why the other fans were ejected. "No player should have an object thrown at him on the playing field, nor be subjected to any kind of racism at Fenway Park", the Red Sox's statement said.

You'd like to think one use of a racist taunt, especially the n-word, would be enough to get someone ejected from a ballpark. McCarthy says Fenway Park security generally handles ejections.

USA Today Sports reported that Red Sox officials confirmed that a fan threw a bag of peanuts at Jones and was kicked out of the stadium.

"We understand that we're the road team and the fans - they don't need to welcome us".

He apologized on behalf of the city.

"The city of Boston, the Red Sox organization don't condone this type of behavior", Walsh said. "It's an unfortunate incident and it should not reflect the city or who we are as Boston".

Baker tweeted: "This is not what Massachusetts & Boston are about".

"I think one person hears an inappropriate remark or slur, that's one person too many", Kennedy said.

Kennedy also apologized Tuesday for a fan throwing peanuts at Jones during Monday night's game.

"The Red Sox have zero tolerance for such inexcusable behavior, and our entire organization and our fans are sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few".

"A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me, " Jones said, "I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight". "Such conduct should be reported immediately to Red Sox security, and any spectator behaving in this manner forfeits his/her right to remain in the ballpark, and may be subject to further action".

Adam Jones was succinct when asked his message to those who threw racial epithets at him. The reality is most won't call it to you face.

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